Freightliner unveils first U.S.-legal autonomous truck

Updated May 6, 2015

First autonomous truck

Freightliner Trucks unveiled May 5 in Las Vegas the first road-legal self-driving truck for the North American market.

The truck, dubbed the Freightliner Inspiration, can legally operate in the state of Nevada, and it’s commercially viable, Freightliner says.

It’s not available for purchase yet, and details are still scarce. Freightliner will reveal more Wednesday, May 6.

The Inspiriation, however, will no longer be relegated to just test tracks and closed roads. It will be running in public traffic throughout the state of Nevada while engineers refine its operation.

Stay tuned to Overdrive for more details as Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner’s parent company, unveils more today.

Here are tweets from the truck’s initial soft launch Tuesday: